William Otto "Bill" Holland, 86, of Worthington, entered into rest Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at his residence.
He was born March 25, 1930, in Leitchfield, a son of the late Thomas Burton and Edna Patterson Holland.
Bill was a life time member of the International Brother Hood of Teamsters, having retired from Ashland Oil where he was employed as a truck driver. He was a member of the Leitchfield Masonic Lodge 236 for 50 years and he was of the protestant faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Deborah Jo Holland Morris.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Billie J. McCoy Holland; two sons, William Otto Holland Jr. of Georgetown and Billy Ray Osborn of Cincinnati, Ohio; three daughters, Denise Howard of Florence, Shelia Carroll of Olive Hill and Tracie Darby of Portsmouth, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life was conducted Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Duvall and Moore Funeral Home in Olive Hill with Bro. Clyde Holbrook officiating.
Condolences may be sent to duvallandmoore.com.
Lawrence Miranda Jr., 81 of Flatwoods, died Friday, June 24, 2016, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
He was born Aug. 4, 1934, in Ashland, the son of the late Lawrence Sr. and Luda Mae Lyons Miranda.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Miranda.
He was retired from Armco Steel and a former employee of Woodland Oaks Health Care in the maintenance department. He was a member of the Raceland First Baptist Church and served in the Kentucky National Guards.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Kazee Miranda; one daughter, Terri (Daniel) Everman of Flatwoods; one son, Larry (Teresa) Miranda of Varney, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Justin Lykins, Natasha Lykins, Danielle Everman Barley, Katie Everman and James Thompson; two great-grandchildren, Grayson Barley and Abby Cox; one nephew, Greg Miranda of Ironton, Ohio; and a special friend, Clifford "Headlight" Blevins of Ashland.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to mfhfuneralhome.com.
Steven Zachary Brewer, 40, of Bellefonte, left this temporary life Monday, June 20, 2016 and stepped into eternal life.
Zach was born Dec. 13, 1976, in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, the son of Steven Preston Brewer of Ashland and Karen Sue Unrue Brewer of Bellefonte.
In addition to his parents, Zach is survived by his younger brother, Tomas Gunnar Brewer of Charleston, W.Va.; two daughters, Kieya Hoehn Brewer of Philadelphia, Pa., and Sydney Uriel Brewer of Ashland; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Zach was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Donald and Carole Brewer formally of Ashland and maternal grandparents, Clifford and Verna Unrue formally of Westwood.
Zach was a 1994 graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served his country for four years. He later served his home state by joining the Kentucky Army National Guard and later received a medical discharge.
He formerly worked at CSX Transportation and was employed at the Veterans Hospital in Huntington. He was a member of the Greenup Masonic Lodge 89.
Zach loved music and playing guitar. For several years, he played lead guitar and sang with friends in the now disbanded local rock group Kaos.
Zach loved reading philosophical literature and especially enjoyed, as anyone who ever visited his Facebook page would find, sharing bits of wisdom and words of inspiration. Sometimes they were his own musings and other times quotes from a book he had read. He always had the same motivation to uplift and encourage others.
On one of the most difficult days of his mother's life, prior to June 20th, she woke to find a note Zach had lovingly penned to her before he left for work. It was full of beautiful words of encouragement and support. That was Zach, always believing that he and those he loved could, together, make it through anything.
But sometimes our own choices and the people we embrace with our trust can lead us into situations that seem impossible to escape.
Zach made a whole lot of wrong choices in his life, but he had one thing right, Zach believed in God. The God of whom it was said, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world," the same God who said, "He who is without sin, let his cast the first stone," the same God who says, "Judge not and ye shall not be judged, condemn not, and you shall not be condemned, forgive, and you shall be forgiven."
This is the God that Zach believed in, and it is this God who will judge Zach for the choices he made in his life. Only God knows the secrets of our hearts and it is this God who shall judge the secrets of all men by Jesus Christ. Zach stands today, "Knockin' on Heaven’s Door." Within that door, is a merciful, loving and forgiving God. His mercy endureth forever.
Zach will always be remembered as a devoted father and son, who will live on in the hearts of his family and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhome.com.
Phyllis Ann Potter Fugate 76, of Wurtland, died Friday, June 24, 2016, at her home.
Phyllis was born Dec. 16, 1939, a daughter of the late Elva and Maudie Hale Potter.
She was a homemaker and a member of Wurtland Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husbands, Elias Bowen, Joseph Curtis Hicks and Dallas Joe Fugate; three sons, Bobby Eugene Bowen, Timothy Paul Bowen and Stephen Michael Bowen; two brothers, Ralph Potter and Samuel Potter; and one sister, Judith Potter Kirk.
She is survived by one son, Randall Lee Bowen; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Diane Bowen (Glenn) Baker; two stepchildren, Deanna Fugate and Debbie Fugate (Ricky) Pearson; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard (Janet) Potter; and a special friend, John Stepp.
Funeral services were held at Lazear Funeral Home Chapel in Ashland.
Burial was in Warnock Cemetery in Greenup.
Diane Grubb Sheffield 63 of Hoods Run in Greenup County went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 24, 2016 at her residence.
She was born in Ashland KY on September 23, 1952 a daughter of the late Clarence & Kathleen Moore Grubb.
She is survived by her husband Harold Gene Sheffield; four daughters, Rebecca Meadows (Renee Beckett) of Ashland, Colette Huddleston (Loren) of Dry Ridge KY, Nichole Sheffield (Richie Allen) of Ashland and Natalie Carter of Greenup; a brother, Kern Grubb of Wurtland; three sisters, Donita Perry, Wilma Skaggs and Phyllis Tharp all of Greenup; six grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Burial services were conducted Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Road Home Cemetery on Hoods Run Road in Greenup County.
Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.